Anyone ever try Metabolite to lose weight?

  1. Just curious if the stuff will really work. My husband bought it a year ago and never used it, so I thought, what the heck, and took a couple of them today.

    I know that it has ephedra in it and am aware of the risks involved with taking ephedra. I did experience some jitteriness for about an hour today, but the reaction wasn't really bad compared to taking straight ephedra (which I have tried)

    So, for those of you who have taken this stuff, did you gain the weight after you stopped the pills or did it stay off. I am maintaining my weight without a serious exercise routine. I do my bike a few times per week, but just want to lose 5-10 lbs. I know that to really lose it permanently, I should exercise more and eat better, but I am lazy and looking for something that may work. Besides, I am a sucker for fad diets.
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  3. by   caroladybelle
    I have known people who have taken metabolife. Like any quick fix, very few kept the weight off after stopping as they did not change their life style.

    They also had the personalities of pit vipers while on it, as well as had mood / energy swings (ups and downs) that made them difficult to work with/be around.

    There is another thread around here (a few monthes go) that discusses metabolife.

    As an Onco/Hemo nurse, some of us have seen a number of decreased platelet counts/blood dyscrasias of unknown etiology in people taking metabolife - after several cases in 3 monthes - you begin to wonder. However, I know of no studies regarding this.

    Quick fixes rarily do much good.
  4. by   MollyMo
    I took a total of 3 pills--1 1/2 in the morning and early evening. About an hour after the second dose, I was numb down my entire right side. From head to toe. To this day I still have problems with my right side. I'm still overweight, but it's OK. I'm still here.
  5. by   MelSky
    i've used xenadrine efx (it has no ephedrine.) i swear by it. i lost 10 lbs in my first month. i do exercise 4 times a week and eat right, but i just needed a catalyst to help me out. i'm too impatient when it comes to wgt. loss.
  6. by   emily_mom
    Wasn't there a post not too long ago about the dangerous SE r/t to Ephedra? It's very dangerous...
  7. by   maureeno
    DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG
    There have been many problems with it and only now is it coming to light the drug manufacture has hidden this information. We took care of a young,beautiful newly wedded woman two years ago who was suddenly and completely neurologically damaged. After weeks on our intensive care psych unit she was discharged, no longer writhing and hissing and screaming. But she is vacant and requires total care today.

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